As singers, maintaining the health of our voices is of utmost importance, so understanding how to manage the flu and coronavirus (COVID-19) is critical. As we navigate the current pandemic, it is important to be mindful of precautions to minimise the risk of infection and transmission.
To support singers, this blog post will cover the key considerations for COVID and flu management. We will discuss topics such as preventive measures, best practices to protect yourself and others, and methods for analysing if and when a singer should be considered for singing with a cold or the flu. Through this blog post, we hope to provide singers with the information and tools necessary to make informed decisions about their health and performance.
Unlike other musical instruments, the voice is a part of our body and can get sick! The voice can also react and change to emotional stress, physical tiredness and fatigue. At Vox Singing Academy we take the health of our students and singing teachers VERY seriously.
As singers, it is important to take extra precautions to manage both COVID-19 and the flu. Firstly, it is essential to maintain social distancing requirements and practice good hygiene such as washing hands regularly. Additionally, wearing a face mask or covering when around big crowds is necessary to reduce the spread of both viruses. Additionally, it is important to stay up to date on the latest health recommendations for both COVID-19 and the flu. If you feel that way inclined you can get a COVID-19 or flu shot to protect yourself and others from the virus. Furthermore, it is important to stay informed on the latest preventative measures and protocols for both illnesses. Finally, if a singer begins to feel any symptoms of either illness, they should quarantine immediately and consult a doctor. Also returning a negative RAT test before attending singing lessons.
Overall, singers should take extra precautions to manage both COVID-19 and the flu.
One of the most important tips for recovering from COVID and flu is to get plenty of rest. Proper rest is essential for the body to fight against infection and heal itself. Additionally, drinking plenty of fluids, such as water and juice, can help to flush out toxins and increase energy levels. Eating a healthy, balanced diet and avoiding processed foods will help to boost the immune system and aid in recovery. Taking vitamin supplements will also greatly speed up your recovery time after having the flu or COVID 19 Additionally, exercising in moderation can help improve circulation and increase the body’s ability to heal. Finally, it is essential to take any prescribed medications directed at fighting infection and reducing symptoms. Following these tips can help to ensure a speedy and safe recovery from both COVID and the flu.
Singing is a high-risk activity for the spread of infection, including both COVID-19 and the flu. To reduce the risk of spreading either virus, singers should maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from other singers, always wear a face mask, and avoid touching their face or any surfaces with their hands. Singers should also practice good hygiene by washing their hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before and after singing and should avoid sharing items with others during rehearsal or performance. Singers should be sanitising and cleaning their microphones also.
If singers have flu-like symptoms or have tested positive for COVID-19, they should stay home and refrain from singing until they are cleared by a medical professional. Additionally, singers may consider getting a flu vaccine to help protect against the flu virus. Following these guidelines will help ensure the safety of singers and their audiences.
To conclude, singers should be aware of the risks posed by COVID and the flu and take steps to protect themselves from exposure. Through good hygiene and quarantine measures, they should be able to manage their risk of exposure and help prevent the spread of the virus. Additionally, singers should be familiar with the symptoms of COVID and the flu and be prepared to seek medical attention if necessary. With the right tools and knowledge, singers can protect themselves and continue to perform safely.
At Vox Singing Academy we want to maintain the health of your singing voice and ensure we are doing everything to protect the health of students and singing teachers. Most importantly taking good care and having fun singing!
You may be interested to read a blog that was released on 16 January 2023 titled….HOW TO RECOVER AFTER CONTRACTING COVID 19 FOR SINGERS! You can find this blog on our website under learning resources.
For further information regarding recovering from Covid please check out the below YouTube links recorded by director and principal teacher Peter Vox.
ADVICE FOR SINGERS THAT HAVE COVID!
SINGING TEACHERS ADVICE FOR SINGERS WITH COVID!
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